Eventful morning

Totalnewbie
Totalnewbie Posts: 932
edited May 2009 in Commuting chat
First another cyclist semi-fell on me while I was in traffic on the South Lambeth road. It was because he was trying to filter where there was no space and his handlebars caught me, so he got a death-glare from me, he echoed Sewinman's response 'Sorry, sorry!' :lol:

Then going round the roundabout near Westminster bridge (I have a brand new commute these days) two motorbikes collided in front of me and one guy came off, so I stopped and offered what help I could...which was not very much! One of them had what he thought was a broken foot, the other was ok. I went to St Thomas' hospital to see if I could get a wheelchair but they insisted on sending an ambulance (we were right outside) so me and another cyclist waited with him and gave him our details before heading on our way (hello if you are reading :) ). The other cyclist and I shared the same views on being hassled by motorbikes in bus lanes...but that's another thread.

Luckily I was not so late for work that I still got one of the decent stands in my new employer's bike shed, and not the crappy wheel-bender ones, which is obviously the most important thing. :wink:

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  • DonDaddyD
    DonDaddyD Posts: 12,689
    What is it with you and men falling on top of you....

    Is it a new chat-up technique?

    Did that guy from the Morpeth ever call? Come on gossip, gossip?

    Anywho +1 for helping the motorcyclist. They probably wanted to get paramedics out to him because he could have been in shock and not feeling a more serious injury, moving him without setting anything broken may cause more damage...
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  • lost_in_thought
    lost_in_thought Posts: 10,563
    That was an eventful morning!

    I think you're a magnetic young lady.... :D
  • Totalnewbie
    Totalnewbie Posts: 932
    It was interesting. Whereas Sewinman was merely embarrassed, this guy looked a bit afraid, I think it's because I turned around with a 'wtf?!' expression on my face (don't like it when other vehicles get too close and that includes bikes). I don't think it was intentional in either case...

    Sorry to disappoint but there is precious little gossip to be had regarding the Morpeth...

    hehe thanks Lits :D
  • stuaff
    stuaff Posts: 1,736
    Someone had a clipless moment and did the same to me during the FNRttC on Saturday morning. A bloke, unfortunately for me....
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  • Clever Pun
    Clever Pun Posts: 6,778
    I had a clash of sorts with a commuter today....

    I was trying to eeek my brompton over to the road through the hoards of must not give way peds at the exit to london bridge... one guy in particular was a tool and I let him pass but I clipped his heel (by mistake) as I put my bike on the road and he spun round with quite a vicious look on his face.. I simply shrugged, said sorry it was an accident... I don't think he believed me.
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  • Sewinman
    Sewinman Posts: 2,131
    Oh another guy just happened to fall on you did he...Floozy. :evil:

    I got so hacked off with a hipster fixie **** today. I was braking for a red and he whistled at me in a sort of 'watch what you are doing' way, before overtaking me, and then RLJing twice after Brixton tube. :evil:

    I also saw a full team kit lycra bloke on a MTB with pannier. :shock:
  • DonDaddyD
    DonDaddyD Posts: 12,689

    Sorry to disappoint but there is precious little gossip to be had regarding the Morpeth...

    I'm sorry I'm not settling for that

    Did he call?
    If he did have you met up with him?
    If you met up with him are you seeing him again?
    If so, is it love?

    I need answers!!!!!!
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  • SpinningJenny
    SpinningJenny Posts: 889
    Clever Pun wrote:
    I had a clash of sorts with a commuter today....

    I was trying to eeek my brompton over to the road through the hoards of must not give way peds at the exit to london bridge... one guy in particular was a tool and I let him pass but I clipped his heel (by mistake) as I put my bike on the road and he spun round with quite a vicious look on his face.. I simply shrugged, said sorry it was an accident... I don't think he believed me.

    Ooh, I'm one of the LB pedestrians. I love watching all you Bromptonites unfurling your trusty steeds!

    I always give way :D
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  • Totalnewbie
    Totalnewbie Posts: 932
    DDD, seriously...wasting your time...there's nothing to tell, but if there was, I'd be more discreet than to put it on here! :roll:
  • DonDaddyD
    DonDaddyD Posts: 12,689
    DDD, seriously...wasting your time...there's nothing to tell, but if there was, I'd be more discreet than to put it on here! :roll:

    PM it is! :lol::lol::lol::lol:
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  • DonDaddyD
    DonDaddyD Posts: 12,689
    *bangs head against wall*

    My girlfriend does that a lot as well... mmmm.... must be a female thing... :roll:
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  • Cafewanda
    Cafewanda Posts: 2,788
    DDD that's because.................... I'll not say it. I'm trying to exhibit ladylike behaviour this afternoon as part of my penance for this morning's infringement :roll:
  • DonDaddyD
    DonDaddyD Posts: 12,689
    Cafewanda wrote:
    DDD that's because.................... I'll not say it. I'm trying to exhibit ladylike behaviour this afternoon as part of my penance for this morning's infringement :roll:

    You'll get used to me over time... everyone else has...
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  • knight2k
    knight2k Posts: 119
    Hi TN - You do seem to be a beacon for chaos at times. How's the new gig going?

    I've only got two more weeks of work to go now until I get to take the rest of the year off and ride to the Middle East. Our episode of Midsomer Murders is released on DVD the first day of the tour (1st June) so I guess I won't get to see it until I get back at Christmas.
  • Bassjunkieuk
    Bassjunkieuk Posts: 4,232
    Clever Pun wrote:
    I had a clash of sorts with a commuter today....

    I was trying to eeek my brompton over to the road through the hoards of must not give way peds at the exit to london bridge... one guy in particular was a tool and I let him pass but I clipped his heel (by mistake) as I put my bike on the road and he spun round with quite a vicious look on his face.. I simply shrugged, said sorry it was an accident... I don't think he believed me.

    I have this mental image in my head where I can see you clip his ankle, he swings round to have a go and then notices your much bigger then him before apologizing for getting in your way and runs off crying :lol:
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  • Clever Pun wrote:
    I had a clash of sorts with a commuter today....

    I was trying to eeek my brompton over to the road through the hoards of must not give way peds at the exit to london bridge... one guy in particular was a tool and I let him pass but I clipped his heel (by mistake) as I put my bike on the road and he spun round with quite a vicious look on his face.. I simply shrugged, said sorry it was an accident... I don't think he believed me.

    Ooh, I'm one of the LB pedestrians. I love watching all you Bromptonites unfurling your trusty steeds!

    I always give way :D

    London Bridge was definitely very eventful this morning. I work on Tooley Street and a water main had burst (again), completely flooding our office basement and blowing the power supply. I had to hang around for a couple of hours while they let me in to get my lap top and then cycled home. Free day off - woo hoo. But twice as much work tomorrow - boo.

    Story here, and you might notice a nice pair of wheels in the foreground of the third picture - that's my bike, but being held by a colleague as I was trying to persuade security to let me in to pick up my laptop. The flash of yellow in the middle of the picture is my commuter-viz clad arm.
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  • Cafewanda
    Cafewanda Posts: 2,788
    THI - thanks for the info re Tooley Street. Nice-looking bike too. If Tooley Street is closed for the next week, I wish I'd stopped off to pick up my bike. Would have been nice to cycle onto it from the Bridge traffic-free :)

    Still, maybe I can jaywalk tomorrow morning and cycle in a more relaxed fashion tomorrow evening, 'won't stop' pedestrians permitting :roll:
  • itboffin
    itboffin Posts: 20,062
    How could that happen to the same person twice???

    what's wrong with you girly :lol:
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  • Totalnewbie
    Totalnewbie Posts: 932
    I dunno why it keeps happening to me :lol:

    Hi Knight2K....new employer is fine. The canteen here is fantastic...not that I'm motivated by food or anything...oh no...

    So is 'our' episode of Midsomer Murders going to be on TV? Not sure I can be arsed to shell out for the DVD just to see if I can spot a fleeting glimpse on myself wearing the Biggest Fake Charity T-Shirt in the World....Ever!

    Enjoy the Middle East...!
  • Totalnewbie
    Totalnewbie Posts: 932
    Oh and the bloke on the motorbike has sent me a text to say thanks for helping and his foot wasn't actually broken after all, which was good.
  • knight2k
    knight2k Posts: 119
    So is 'our' episode of Midsomer Murders going to be on TV? Not sure I can be arsed to shell out for the DVD just to see if I can spot a fleeting glimpse on myself wearing the Biggest Fake Charity T-Shirt in the World....Ever!

    It will be on the TV at some point, but ITV just seem to be randomly showing episodes at the moment. I suspect it'll be on in the Autumn.

    Here's a link to my tour journal. I'll be aiming to update it on a weekly basis:

    http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/Bahrain